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Now You Can Donate to 1st UMC Online

posted Jul 9, 2015, 12:08 PM by Marti Lane   [ updated Sep 4, 2016, 5:52 AM ]

You can now give to this local congregation online--via our website or via a smartphone.  Here's how it works. Click on any button like this (It will always be on the home page and from time to time may be on other pages of our website): 

This will take you to a page that enables you to make electronic donations to our local church.  You can designate the purpose: general operating, scholarship, parking lot, missions, Pastor's discretionary, or memorials.  Then you designate the amount, frequency (one time, weekly, monthly) and the date(s) for your payments to be made.  For direct debits, provide the bank account information needed.  You may also make donations via major credit cards.

Once an online donation is made, you can print out its record, including a confirmation number.  I printed all pages with a Control-C command.  Everything worked very well. Oh yes, don't forget to log off before you leave the online donation page..

As soon as you make an online donation, you will receive an email confirmation from ereceipt@eservicepayments.com titled "Thank you for your donation."   If you choose to set up an online profile, you will receive an immediate email from cs@vancopayments.com titled, "Profile Created Successfully."

Other Online Contributions You Can Make from this Website
Various pages will have links to online giving to other parts of The United Methodist Church from time to time, such as Global Ministries Advance projects, or for special projects such as Ishe Anesu or Henderson Settlement or the Cherokee Indian Church--all of which our congregation supports.  Click on the logo to go to The Advance.

Need Help with TennCare, Food Stamps, Affordable Care Act?

posted Nov 6, 2014, 6:45 AM by Marti Lane   [ updated Nov 7, 2014, 8:31 AM ]

As part of its community outreach, the church now has applications available for food stamps and TennCare. We also have information about health insurance available through the Affordable Care Act.  This service is available to any Polk County, TN resident who needs help or information.  Come to the church office on Monday, 11 am to 6 pm.  Or call 423-496-4931 to make an appointment on Thursday or Friday,  9 am to 11 am.

TennCare is the State of Tennessee's Medicaid program that provides health care for 1.2 million  low-income Tennesseans, including children, parents of dependent children, pregnant women, and elderly and disabled adults.

The Tennessee Food Stamp Program helps the same target audience get nutritional food. 

The Affordable Care Act - Tennessee (also known as Obama Care), seeks to provide health care for everyone, through a variety of health care plans.

We are also looking for volunteers to help provide this service!  For more info about what is involved, please call the church office 423-496-4931 or Sheppie Dunn 423-496-4473.

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